Podcasts – Health and Safety To Go!

CCOHS produces FREE monthly podcasts designed to keep you current with information, tips and insights into the health, safety and well-being of working Canadians. We call it "Health and Safety To Go" because you download and listen to the podcasts at your own convenience. Subscribe on iTunes so that you don't miss a single episode!


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10 Tips for Safe Travels

5:46 min.
CCOHS offers ten tips to stay safe, secure and healthy when travelling for work.
RELEASED: September 19 2014
FILE SIZE: 5.3 MB
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2010 Dick Martin Scholarship Winners

6:05 min.
CCOHS speaks with two of the 2010 Dick Martin Scholarship Winners.
RELEASED: July 13 2010
FILE SIZE: 5.57 MB
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Addressing Work-related Stress

5:19 min.
This podcast discusses the causes of a stressful workplace, and offers helpful tips on how workers can avoid or minimize stress, and what employers can do to address this important issue.
RELEASED: November 26 2013
FILE SIZE: 4.9 MB
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Arthritis in the Workplace

5:24 min.
Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in Canada and typically occurs during the prime working years, between ages 35-50. It is predicted that more than seven million Canadian adults will be diagnosed with arthritis in the next 20 years. Learn what steps you can take to reduce the adverse effects of arthritis in the workplace.
RELEASED: May 12 2016
FILE SIZE: 5 MB
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Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls

2:44 min.
Join us as we look at ways you can avoid slipping, tripping and falling in the workplace.
RELEASED: December 21 2010
FILE SIZE: 2.6 MB
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Bed Bugs: Have Bite, Will Travel

7:08 min.
With bed bug infestations on the rise, learn more about what they are, how to prevent infestation and what to do if you find a bed bug at your worksite.
RELEASED: March 17 2014
FILE SIZE: 6.5 MB
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Breaking the Cycle of Workplace Bullying

12:42 min.
International best selling author Barbara Coloroso, shares her views on workplace bullying and provides tips on how workers and employers together, can help break the cycle of violence.
RELEASED: October 01 2012
FILE SIZE: 11.6 MB
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Bridging the Generations at Work

9:28 min.
Giselle Kovary, Managing Partner and Co-founder of n-gen People Performance Inc. discusses the four generations of workers that make up our workforce, and the unique identities and behaviors of each in the workplace. Giselle Kovary is a featured speaker at Forum III, Mar 8 & 9, 2010.
RELEASED: August 07 2009
FILE SIZE: 8.66 MB
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Car Seat Ergonomics

8:45 min.
Dhananjai Borwankar, Technical Specialist at CCOHS explains how drivers can adjust their car seats to ensure proper posture and eliminate pains and strains while driving.
RELEASED: September 27 2011
FILE SIZE: 8 MB
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CCOHS' Holiday Message

15:07 min.
Steve Horvath, President and CEO at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety delivers a holiday message and shares his thoughts and reflections of the past year.
RELEASED: December 12 2013
FILE SIZE: 13.8 MB
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Challenges of an Aging Workforce

3:21 min.
CCOHS examines the challenges of aging workers and what employers can do to accommodate the needs of all workers.
RELEASED: September 09 2011
FILE SIZE: 3.2 MB
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Contact Dermatitis

7:12 min.
In Canada, 1,000 compensation claims are reported for contact dermatitis each year. According to some US statistics, skin disorders comprise more than 35 percent of all occupationally related diseases. CCOHS offers tips on preventing occupational contact dermatitis.
RELEASED: September 12 2015
FILE SIZE: 6.7 MB
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Cyberbullying

3:37 min.
We live in a world that revolves around constant communication and, while that comes with many positive aspects, there can be downsides. CCOHS explains what cyberbullying is and outlines ways to prevent you from becoming a target for this behaviour as you use your electronic communications devices and email.
RELEASED: January 21 2010
FILE SIZE: 3.30 MB
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Domestic Violence - A Workplace Issue

6:22 min.
Domestic violence (also called battering or intimate partner violence) is a pattern of abusive behaviour used by a person to gain power and control over his or her partner in an intimate relationship. So why is domestic violence a workplace issue? When a victim leaves the abusive relationship, the abuser knows that the one place the victim can be found is at work. This podcast lists signs that may indicate a worker is being subjected to domestic violence, and offers tips for employers and colleagues on how to deal with this issue in the workplace.
RELEASED: May 15 2013
FILE SIZE: 5.9 MB
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Don't Get Burdened by Patient Lifts

7:20 min.
Caregivers and healthcare workers who must lift patients as part of their daily job can face challenges with this particular task. While mechanical lifts make it much easier to move and lift patients and can help reduce the ergonomic risks associated with manual patient handling, they also introduce other workplace hazards. Listen to this podcast for tips on how to reduce risk while using patient lifts.
RELEASED: March 11 2013
FILE SIZE: 6.9 MB
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Drink Up to Beat Dehydration

5:52 min.
CCOHS outlines the signs of dehydration and how to prevent it when working in the summer heat.
RELEASED: June 20 2012
FILE SIZE: 5.4 MB
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Dust Busters, Combustibles and Explosions

5:02 min.
CCOHS explains how dust explosions occur and what can be done to prevent them from happening.
RELEASED: March 19 2015
FILE SIZE: 4.6 MB
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Effective Workplace Inspections - More Than Meets the Eye

4:41 min.
Hazards can exist under desks, on the plant floor, in the air and pretty much any place people work. Inspecting the workplace regularly for hazards is an essential part of a health and safety program. Inspections help to prevent injuries and illnesses by identifying and eliminating existing and potential hazards.

There's more to a workplace inspection than just looking around. It involves listening to people's concerns, fully understanding jobs and tasks, determining the underlying causes of hazards, monitoring controls, and recommending corrective action. This podcast discusses how regular, thorough, workplace inspections by a trained inspection team can help keep workers healthy and safe.
RELEASED: September 03 2013
FILE SIZE: 4.3 MB
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Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace

3:40 min.
We don’t always know when an emergency will occur; they can happen fast, with little warning. What we do know is that planning ahead and preparing can help you and your organization cope better during and after a major disaster, and minimize the impact on families, workplaces, and the community. This podcast offers tips for workplaces in developing an emergency preparedness plan.
RELEASED: November 22 2012
FILE SIZE: 3.4 MB
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Ergonomic Risk Factors of Office Work

4:36 min.
While office work may seem harmless, prolonged sitting, typing on a keyboard and using a mouse for hours at a time every day can set the stage for musculoskeletal injuries. In this podcast, CCOHS explains the three ergonomic risk factors of office work.
RELEASED: February 27 2015
FILE SIZE: 4.2 MB
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Exploring Psychosocial Issues in the Workplace

16:09 min.
Dr. Kevin Kelloway, the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health Psychology at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia explains what positive psychology is and how it relates to workplace stress.
RELEASED: June 22 2012
FILE SIZE: 15.7 MB
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Glenn French: Workplace Violence

5:08 min.
Most people think of workplace violence as a physical assault. However, workplace violence has taken on a broader perspective. It is any act in which a person is abused, threatened, intimidated or assaulted in his or her employment and can include psychological harassment or bullying. In this episode, Glenn French, President and CEO of the Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence, talks to CCOHS about workplace violence and the importance of prevention.
RELEASED: October 13 2015
FILE SIZE: 4.8 MB
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Healthy Workplaces

6:54 min.
Dr. P.K. Abeytunga, Vice President and Director General of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, shares the importance of creating an integrated, comprehensive approach to health and wellness in the workplace.
RELEASED: October 13 2009
FILE SIZE: 6.31 MB
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Heart Health at Work

11:04 min.
Heart disease and stroke are two of the three leading causes of death in Canada. Matthew Mayer, Senior Specialist, Mission Information, from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, discusses the causes and effects of cardiovascular disease – conditions that disrupt the function or mechanics of the heart and brain. He explains how to identify and respond to emergency events in the workplace, and what employers can do to address the issue.
RELEASED: February 13 2013
FILE SIZE: 10.3 MB
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Heat Stress and Your Health

8:18 min.
Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at increased risk of heat stress. CCOHS explains the different illnesses caused by heat stress and offers tips for prevention.
RELEASED: June 24 2014
FILE SIZE: 7.6 MB
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Holiday Hazards

4:08 min.
Did you know your Christmas tree and holiday lights can pose a potential hazard? CCOHS wants to keep you safe and healthy this season, so listen to their tips on holiday hazards.
RELEASED: December 17 2013
FILE SIZE: 3.8 MB
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How Psychosocial Factors Affect Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Disorders

12:05 min.
Dr. Birgitte Blatter, Business Line Manager of Healthy, Vital and Safe Work at TNO in the Netherlands explores the role workplace psychosocial factors play in the development of musculoskeletal symptoms and disorders.
RELEASED: September 05 2012
FILE SIZE: 11.0 MB
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HR and Health and Safety

14:41 min.
Gerry Culina, Manager of General Health and Safety Services at CCOHS, discusses the roles Human Resources and Health & Safety play to improve performance in the workplace.
RELEASED: May 26 2011
FILE SIZE: 13.8 MB
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Human Factors and Performance with Todd Conklin

4:48 min.
Dr. Todd Conklin, Senior Advisor for Organizational and Safety Culture at Los Alamos National Laboratory, talks to CCOHS about human factors and performance, and explains how they relate to workplace health and safety.
RELEASED: February 04 2016
FILE SIZE: 4.55 MB
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Improving the Lives of Shift Workers

5:03 min.
CCOHS shares tips on how organizations and individual workers can take steps to ease the effects of shift work on their health.
RELEASED: April 22 2010
FILE SIZE: 4.62 MB
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Injured on the Job: Amber Hiuser’s Road to Recovery

4:33 min.
Threads of Life speaker Amber Hiuser sat down with CCOHS to share her personal story of recovery from being injured on the job as a young worker.
RELEASED: April 22 2016
FILE SIZE: 4.1 MB
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Just a Bump or a Ganglion Cyst?

2:29 min.
You may find out that the unsightly bump on your hand or wrist causing you pain or discomfort is a "ganglion cyst”, and it may be caused by the type of work you do. This podcast talks more about ganglions, what causes them, and how you may prevent them.
RELEASED: February 16 2012
FILE SIZE: 2.2 MB
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Keeping Active at Work

2:43 min.
CCOHS discusses the importance of keeping active at work and how organizations can encourage their employees to get started on a journey to a healthier self, and a healthier workplace.
RELEASED: May 20 2010
FILE SIZE: 2.49 MB
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Leading Your Team to a Healthier Workplace

10:30 min.
Jim Clemmer, Practical Leadership Strategist and best-selling author outlines how organizations can lead their teams and incorporate health and safety into its organizational culture.
RELEASED: November 02 2009
FILE SIZE: 9.6 MB
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Lightning Safety

5:17 min.
CCOHS discusses how to stay safe during a lightning storm.
RELEASED: July 22 2010
FILE SIZE: 4.83 MB
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Losing Sleep Over Daylight Savings Time

3:01 min.
CCOHS takes a quick look at Daylight Savings Time and its possible effects on workplace injuries.
RELEASED: March 08 2011
FILE SIZE: 2.8 MB
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Managing Workplace Stress

11:09 min.
John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist at the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers, discusses how to manage workplace stress and shares prevention strategies.
RELEASED: October 21 2014
FILE SIZE: 10.2 MB
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Mentally Healthy Workplace

3:37 min.
Donna Hardaker, Workplace Mental Health Specialist for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s York Region Branch, discusses mental health in the workplace and how to relieve workplace stress.
RELEASED: January 21 2010
FILE SIZE: 3.30 MB
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Minimize the Risk When Working at Heights

5:48 min.
For construction workers, roofers, window cleaners, painters, arborists and firefighters, working at heights is a part of their daily work experience. Avoiding the risk of falling from ladders, scaffolds, lifts, buckets, mast climbers, roofs, balconies and trees requires safety diligence by both worker and employer. In this podcast CCOHS provides tips on how to work safely when working at heights.
RELEASED: November 13 2015
FILE SIZE: 5.4 MB
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MRSA – A Stubborn Strain

6:19 min.
In this podcast CCOHS explores how methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, short form for MRSA, is contracted, who’s at risk and how it can be prevented in the workplace.
RELEASED: December 23 2015
FILE SIZE: 6.0 MB
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National Day of Mourning

7:34 min.
Steve Horvath, President and CEO at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) discusses the National Day of Mourning and its significance to workplaces in Canada, and around the world.
RELEASED: April 01 2014
FILE SIZE: 6.9 MB
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New Workers: Orientation is Key

9:38 min.
Len Hong, President and CEO at CCOHS, discuss how to keep new and young workers safe on the job by having a formal orientation program in place.
RELEASED: May 06 2010
FILE SIZE: 8.83 MB
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Noise Control in the Workplace

9:38 min.
Sound can be hazardous to a person's hearing if it’s too loud or exposure is too long. Emma Ashurst, occupational health and safety specialist with CCOHS, joins us to explain the limits of noise, their effects and how we can control them.
RELEASED: May 06 2010
FILE SIZE: 8.83 MB
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Participatory Ergonomics with Troy Winters

12:50 min.
Troy Winters, Senior Officer for Health and Safety at the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) joins CCOHS to share his perspective on participatory ergonomics and how it can contribute to a healthier workplace.
RELEASED: January 26 2016
FILE SIZE: 11.7 MB
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Preventing Health Risks Associated with Shiftwork

8:52 min.
Dr. Robert Whiting, from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), discusses various health risks associated with shiftwork and how they can be minimized.
RELEASED: August 18 2014
FILE SIZE: 8.1 MB
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Preventing Holiday Stress and Anxiety

7:36 min.
The holidays can be a special time of year but for some, the endless “to do” list can be overwhelming. CCOHS shares ways to prevent holiday stress and anxiety this season.
RELEASED: December 05 2014
FILE SIZE: 7.1 MB
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Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries

2:59 min.
CCOHS takes a quick look at work-related musculoskeletal injuries and how to prevent them – in time for RSI Awareness Day.
RELEASED: February 22 2011
FILE SIZE: 2.8 MB
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Preventing Permanent Hearing Loss NEW!

3:59 min.
Noise is one of the most common occupational health hazards as it can cause permanent, irreversible hearing loss. This episode shares what workers and their supervisors can do to help prevent permanent hearing loss at work.
RELEASED: June 28 2016
FILE SIZE: 3.7 MB
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Preventing the Flu: What You Can Do

4:49 min.
It’s easy to catch the flu if you’re not careful. CCOHS shares some helpful tips on how you can prevent catching (or spreading) the flu this season.
RELEASED: October 24 2013
FILE SIZE: 4.4 MB
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Preventing the Infection of West Nile

4:04 min.
CCOHS shares tips on how to keep workers protected against West Nile Virus.
RELEASED: July 31 2012
FILE SIZE: 3.7 MB
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Prolonged Sitting: The Risks of Sitting Too Long

7:07 min.
CCOHS highlights the health issues surrounding prolonged sitting at work, and what workers can do to avoid the risks of sitting too long.
RELEASED: October 13 2011
FILE SIZE: 6.5 MB
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Proper Lighting in the Workplace

2:31 min.
CCOHS explores how poor lighting can affect worker productivity, and offers tips on conducting a lighting audit.
RELEASED: September 15 2011
FILE SIZE: 2.3 MB
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Protecting New and Young Workers

22:14 min.
In a candid interview, Steve Horvath, President and CEO at CCOHS, discusses the subject of new and young workers. What makes them vulnerable and how can we keep them safe on the job? Find out in this 22 minute podcast.
RELEASED: April 28 2015
FILE SIZE: 20.3 MB
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Protecting Yourself Against Bee Stings

6:24 min.
CCOHS shares tips on how workers can protect themselves from bee stings when working outdoors.
RELEASED: August 11 2011
FILE SIZE: 5.9 MB
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Psychological Health and Safety

11:40 min.
Merv Gilbert, Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University and Gerry Culina, General Health and Safety Services Manager at CCOHS, discuss the powerful and expanding impact mental health problems have on the workplace.
RELEASED: January 17 2012
FILE SIZE: 12.3 MB
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Put Healthy on the Menu at Work

7:31 min.
Looking for ways to encourage healthy eating in your workplace? CCOHS chats with Pat Elliot-Moyer from Hamilton Public Health about how a Healthy Food and Beverage Policy can help you do just that.
RELEASED: October 09 2010
FILE SIZE: 6.88 MB
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Putting the Spotlight on Radon

6:59 min.
You can’t detect the presence of radon but did you know it’s a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the environment? This podcast explains what radon is and what the potential health effects to workers are. CCOHS also shares how workplaces can detect the presence of radon and most importantly, how exposure can be controlled.
RELEASED: February 25 2014
FILE SIZE: 6.4 MB
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Putting the Spotlight on Work-Related Asthma

8:58 min.
Dr. Michael Pysklywec, Occupational Health Physician at the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc., explains what work-related asthma is, who’s most at risk and how this condition is diagnosed.
RELEASED: March 15 2012
FILE SIZE: 8.2 MB
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Quality MSDSs - Why and How

6:42 min.
Lea Neglia, Chemical Safety Tools, Working Group Leader at CCOHS shares what Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are used for, why it’s so important to have one, and the challenges Canadians face when authoring MSDSs.
RELEASED: December 03 2009
FILE SIZE: 6.12 MB
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Quick Guide to Indoor Air Quality

7:04 min.
CCOHS examines the symptoms of poor indoor air, and what you and your workplace can do about it.
RELEASED: November 25 2010
FILE SIZE: 6.48 MB
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Radiation in the Workplace: The Basics

10:40 min.
Join CCOHS and Claire Cohalan, Radiation Scientist at the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada in this special two-part mini-series on radiation in the workplace. This episode focuses on radiation basics such as what is radiation, where it can be found and the health effects to workers.
RELEASED: November 10 2011
FILE SIZE: 9.8 MB
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Radiation in the Workplace: The Safety Side

8:39 min.
Join CCOHS and Claire Cohalan, Radiation Scientist at the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada for the second of this two-part mini-series on radiation in the workplace. This episode focuses on safety and how workers can protect themselves from radiation in the workplace. Part one of the series is entitled Radiation in the Workplace: The Basics.
RELEASED: December 14 2011
FILE SIZE: 7.9 MB
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Roadside Safety

5:13 min.
Mark Ordeman, Manager of Transportation at WorkSafeBC, discusses the safety hazards faced each day by those who work on or near roads including emergency responders, construction workers, utility workers and tow truck drivers.
RELEASED: September 25 2011
FILE SIZE: 4.8 MB
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Safety in the Sun

5:09 min.
CCOHS discusses the importance of staying safe while working in the sun and the preventative measures you can take to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.
RELEASED: June 17 2010
FILE SIZE: 4.71 MB
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Safety Tips for Landscapers

3:31 min.
CCOHS outlines some of the hazards workers face when landscaping, and offers general safety precautions to take to work safely.
RELEASED: July 21 2011
FILE SIZE: 3.2 MB
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Safe Work Environments: What Workplaces Need to Know

5:57 min.
Gerry Culina, Manager, General Health and Safety Services at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), talks about the four things an organization needs to keep top of mind when creating and maintaining a safe work environment.
RELEASED: November 13 2014
FILE SIZE: 5.5 MB
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Shedding Light on Computer Vision Syndrome

8:45 min.
Dr. Cheryl Zimmer, from the Canadian Association of Optometrists, discusses Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Find out how to identify, treat and prevent this common condition that can affect heavy users of computerized devices and those who use computers at work.
RELEASED: October 25 2012
FILE SIZE: 8.2 MB
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Shirley Hickman: A Mother's Story

9:23 min.
Shirley Hickman shares her personal story of how losing her son in a workplace tragedy affected her life and inspired her to create the Threads of Life organization, which supports workers and their families who are affected by life-altering workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths.
RELEASED: March 22 2013
FILE SIZE: 8.6 MB
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Size Matters: Work Space Requirements for Office Work

3:27 min.
For those who work in an office, the workstation or workspace is where they sit, think, work, meet and, depending on the nature of the job, spend many of their waking hours. In this podcast CCOHS explores several factors to consider when designing or planning a workspace.
RELEASED: February 24 2016
FILE SIZE: 3.2 MB
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Smoking Cessation and the Workplace

11:51 min.
Jennifer Mitton of Hamilton Public Health Services’ Tobacco Control Program chats with CCOHS about smoking cessation in the workplace – providing some great tips for workers and workplaces alike.
RELEASED: March 03 2011
FILE SIZE: 11.1 MB
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Staying Afloat with Lifejackets and Personal Flotation Devices

6:07 min.
According to the Canadian Red Cross, wearing a lifejacket could eliminate up to 90% of all boating-related drownings. CCOHS discusses the difference between lifejackets and personal flotation devices, and how to use them safely.
RELEASED: July 29 2014
FILE SIZE: 5.6 MB
Apple 

Substance Use and the Workplace

12:20 min.
In this episode we examine the issues surrounding substance use and the workplace with Dr. Matthew Young, senior policy analyst at the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse, and Barbara Butler, president of Barbara Butler and Associates Inc.
RELEASED: February 17 2011
FILE SIZE: 11.6 MO
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Summer Job Safety

3:37 min.
Learn how you can help keep young workers safe this summer.
RELEASED: April 01 2011
FILE SIZE: 3.4 MB
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Summer Safety Tips

4:59 min.
Warm and sunny summer months mean more time being spent outdoors. And whether you work or play in the great outdoors, you are at greater risk of illness and injury resulting from excessive sun exposure and extreme heat. In this podcast CCOHS provides steps you can take to make your summer safe and injury free.
RELEASED: July 15 2015
FILE SIZE: 4.7 MB
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Summer Sun Safety

3:44 min.
Will you be working or playing outdoors this summer? Gillian Bromfield of the Canadian Cancer Society sheds some light on summer sun safety.
RELEASED: July 07 2011
FILE SIZE: 3.4 MB
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Sun Safety at Work with Thomas Tenkate NEW!

7:11 min.
Dr. Thomas Tenkate, Associate Professor and Director at the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University in Toronto discusses the importance of sun safety in the workplace, developing a sun safety program, and his current project, Sun Safety at Work Canada, with CCOHS.
RELEASED: July 25 2016
FILE SIZE: 6.6 MB
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Systematic Approach to Creating Healthier and Safer Workplaces

8:29 min.
Chris Moore, Manager, Training and Education Services at CCOHS explains how management systems help to provide a framework for building health and safety programs to achieve better performance and an overall healthier workplace.
RELEASED: January 07 2010
FILE SIZE: 7.76 MB
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Taking a Proactive Approach to Maintaining a Mentally Healthy Workplace

15:58 min.
Donna Hardaker, Workplace Mental Health Specialist from the Canadian Mental Health Association’s York Region Branch, joins CCOHS via telephone to explain how organizations can take a proactive approach at addressing mental health in the workplace.
RELEASED: August 10 2012
FILE SIZE: 14.6 MB
Apple 

Talking About Lyme Disease

4:37 min.
The distribution area of Lyme disease carrying ticks in Canada is expanding. CCOHS explains why it's important to be on the lookout for ticks and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of this disease.
RELEASED: June 23 2015
FILE SIZE: 4.3 MB
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The Importance of Emergency Eyewash and Showers

3:33 min.
Anyone who works with hazardous chemicals knows they can work safely and avoid injury if they follow the appropriate safety precautions. However, accidents can happen, and if and when a corrosive chemical gets into your eyes or on your face or body, the first 10 to 15 seconds are the most critical for preventing injury. If the treatment is delayed, even for a few seconds, serious injury may be caused. That's where emergency showers and eyewash stations come in, providing workers with on-the-spot decontaminaton and the ability to flush hazardous substances away, This podcast discusses the importance of emergency showers and eyewash stations, and proper procedures in using them.
RELEASED: August 12 2013
FILE SIZE: 3.3 MB
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The Scoop on How to Safely Shovel Snow

4:03 min.
Think you know how to shovel snow safely? Here’s the scoop from CCOHS.
RELEASED: January 25 2011
FILE SIZE: 3.8 MO
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Tips for a Job Safety Analysis

3:49 min.
CCOHS covers the basic steps to conducting a job safety analysis.
RELEASED: October 21 2010
FILE SIZE: 3.49 MB
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Tips for a Safe Ride: ATVs and Work

4:33 min.
With oversized, deep tread, low-pressure tires, relatively light weight, and easy manoeuvrability, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) can go where other heavier, larger vehicles cannot. In this podcast, CCOHS explores using ATVs in the workplace and shares tips on how to prevent injuries.
RELEASED: May 09 2014
FILE SIZE: 4.1 MB
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Tips on Worker Visibility

5:20 min.
There is danger in the shadows. It could be working on a highway at night or in a loading bay at dusk. Low light and poor visibility can make it difficult to see workers, and this fact puts them at risk for serious injury or death. CCOHS provides tips on how high-visibility safety apparel can help workers be seen - and kept safe.
RELEASED: March 11 2016
FILE SIZE: 5 MB
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Vibration Hazards in the Workplace

6:14 min.
While the human body is built to be mobile, it was not meant to vibrate. In small doses, vibration is harmless. Unfortunately, mechanization has introduced significant vibration hazards to the workplace. Although injuries and illness from vibration are preventable, the effects of regular and frequent exposure to vibration can be disabling and permanent. This podcast discusses causes and symptoms of hand-arm and whole body vibrations, and what employers and employees can do to address the risks.
RELEASED: June 11 2013
FILE SIZE: 5.8 MB
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Violence and Harassment in the Workplace

7:13 min.
Jessie Callaghan, Senior Technical Specialist, at CCOHS discusses workplace violence and harassment - how to protect your employees, tips for prevention and the new requirements under Ontario Bill 168.
RELEASED: March 18 2010
FILE SIZE: 6.60 MB
Apple 

Wally Power: Overcoming a Workplace Injury

3:45 min.
Just in time for the National Day of Mourning, Wally Power sat down with CCOHS to share his story of how he was injured on the job as a young worker. Wally also discusses how the experience impacted him and his family, as well as the lessons he wishes to pass down to future generations of workers.
RELEASED: April 14 2015
FILE SIZE: 3.7 MB
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Welding: Don't Get Burned

2:21 min.
Everybody knows that welding can be a dangerous activity. This tips-based podcast explores the occupational hazards associated with welding, and offers some concrete precautions and recommendations for staying safe on the job.
RELEASED: January 15 2013
FILE SIZE: 2.1 MB
Apple 

WHMIS 2015

6:27 min.
As Canada aligns the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), also known as WHMIS 2015, workers in Canada may wonder, “What does it mean for us?” In this episode, CCOHS Technical Specialist Anne-Marie Besliu discusses WHMIS 2015: what it is, how it affects workers and the workplace, and shares some of the key things we need to know about it.
RELEASED: September 15 2015
FILE SIZE: 6.0 MB
Apple 

Winter Driving Tips

3:44 min.
Winter weather conditions can pose unique challenges and safety risks for Canadian drivers. In this podcast, CCOHS offers safety tips to ensure driver safety.
RELEASED: January 12 2015
FILE SIZE: 3.5 MB
Apple 

Worker Fatigue

4:24 min.
CCOHS explains how fatigue affects worker safety and offers tips on minimizing the effects of fatigue.
RELEASED: April 23 2012
FILE SIZE: 4.03 MB
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Work in a Warming World with Carla Lipsig-Mummé

5:15 min.
Listen to a conversation with Dr. Carla Lipsig-Mummé, Professor of Work and Labour Studies at York University, on the effects of climate change on the workplace. Professor Lipsig-Mummé directs the Work in a Warming World SSHRC-CURA project, as well as the new Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change research project.
RELEASED: February 03 2016
FILE SIZE: 5 MB
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Working in Close Quarters

3:21 min.
Do you work in confined spaces? Listen to our latest podcast to learn about the potential hazards and find out how you can stay safe.
RELEASED: May 17 2011
FILE SIZE: 3.2 MB
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Working in the Cold

8:13 min.
Do you work outdoors in the winter? Join as we speak with Jan Chappel, senior technical specialist at CCOHS, on how to be cautious when working in cold conditions.
RELEASED: January 11 2011
FILE SIZE: 7.7 MB
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Working in the Heat: How Hot is Too Hot?

6:11 min.
Jan Chappel, Senior Technical Specialist of CCOHS discusses heat stress and how to stay safe when working in extreme heat.
RELEASED: July 15 2009
FILE SIZE: 5.7 MB
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Workplace Chemicals: Know What's in Store

3:48 min.
It is essential to know what chemicals you have in your workplace. A chemical inventory is a fundamental piece to your chemical safety program and is your first step towards chemical safety compliance - whether it's WHMIS training, environmental reporting, or emergency planning. This podcast discusses how to create a workplace chemical inventory program or take steps to improve an existing one.
RELEASED: July 04 2013
FILE SIZE: 3.5 MB
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Workplace Fire Safety Tips

9:52 min.
CCOHS talks with Rocco Iamello of Ottawa Fire Services about the basics for fire safety in the workplace.
RELEASED: November 16 2010
FILE SIZE: 9.05 MB
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Workplace Injuries: A Personal Story

9:24 min.
Just in time for the National Day of Mourning and National Occupational Health and Safety (NAOSH) Week, Bill Bowman, a victim of a workplace injury shares his personal story and how he and his family were impacted by the tragedy. Bill also describes the work of Threads of Life, an organization that provides support to families affected by workplace tragedies.
RELEASED: April 08 2010
FILE SIZE: 8.60 MB
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Workplace Noise

4:22 min.
Occupational noise is one of the most common health hazards in the workplace and can affect people differently, depending on how susceptible they are. CCOHS explains the types of workplace noise and how it can affect your health.
RELEASED: November 17 2009
FILE SIZE: 3.99 MB
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Workplace Violence: Identifying the Problem

3:34 min.
Join CCOHS in this special two-part mini-series on violence in the workplace. From physical to negative verbal interactions, this episode gives an overview of the different types of workplace violence.
RELEASED: January 23 2015
FILE SIZE: 3.2 MB
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Workplace Violence: Taking Action

4:25 min.
Join CCOHS in this special two-part mini-series on violence in the workplace. This episode focuses on the risk factors associated with workplace violence as well as prevention strategies. Part one of the series is entitled Workplace Violence: Identifying the Problem.
RELEASED: January 23 2015
FILE SIZE: 4.0 MB
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